1912 Richard Le Gallienne's Orestes stars Edyth Olive and Rathmel Wilson. It plays London's Boudoir Theatre.
1990 Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' musical Once on This Island, based upon the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, begins performances Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. The show transfers to the Booth Theatre on Broadway on October 18, 1990, where it runs 469 performances.
1999 Peter Parnell adapts the John Irving novel into Cider House Rules: Here at St. Clouds, the first part of a two-part play which opens at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company. Tom Hulce and Jane Jones co-direct the cast that includes Colm Meaney, Ross Gibby, and Josh Hamilton.
2003 Vanessa Redgrave and Brian Dennehy star in a Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night at the Plymouth Theatre. Redgrave and Dennehy both win Tony Awards for their performances, and the production wins Best Revival of a Play.
2008 Glory Days, a coming-of-age pop musical written by young newcomers Nick Blaemire (music and lyrics) and James Gardiner (book), opens on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre, following a hit run at the Signature Theatre in Virgina. Its stay is brief, however: it also closes tonight, having played 17 previews and a single performance.
2013 The world premiere of Nikolai and the Others, Richard Nelson's play that imagines a weekend shared by Russian artists George Balanchine, Igor Stravinsky, Nikolai Nabokov, and more, opens Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Directed by David Cromer, the cast includes Michael Cerveris, John Glover, Alvin Epstein, Stephen Kunken, and Blair Brown.
Watch original Once on This Island star LaChanze sing "The Human Heart" from the musical, in preparation for a 2012 New York Pops concert celebrating songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty: